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Mama G’s Maryland Crab Cakes

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You do not even know how long I’ve been waiting to make these…and therefore post them.  It’s not exactly a penny pinching meal, but even Pennies on a Platter is allowed to splurge once in a while.  Every Christmas dinner at my in-law’s involves Mama G’s crab cakes.  And, if you haven’t figured it out […]

Pasta Fagioli

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Seriously. This recipe is going around.  It’s been around, come around and back again.  So, I knew it had to be good after seeing it pop up on about a million, or ba-jillion, food blogs.  And, after trying it, I now understand why.  It’s such a perfect meal!  We had our friends over for dinner […]

Chicken Scaloppine with Saffron Cream Sauce

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This is another recipe I made from the book my sister bought me for Christmas, Giada’s Kitchen.  Ben and I both loved the flavor of the saffron and creamy sauce.  It was a light meal for us, which is always nice so that we didn’t (as we have grown to say) feel like ‘death’ afterwards.  […]

Italian Pasta Bake

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On Black Friday, my mom, aunt and sisters went to Sam’s Club for their free breakfast, Blu-Ray DVD deals and a new GPS that was on sale.  I decided to pick up the latest Rachael Ray magazine while I was there, because while I was perusing through my mom’s at her house, I saw cookies […]

Taco Soup

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The weather is finally getting chillier, so naturally we’re in the mood for a chili type meal.  This Taco Soup I found on Emily’s blog, Rediscovering the Joy of Cooking, hit the spot!  I believe it is originally a Paula Deen recipe.  Emily omitted the olives, as did I.  I like olives, but I didn’t […]